Premieres

February 12, 2010
METROPOLIS
(Germany 1927, restored version 2010)

 

Alte Oper Frankfurt
Film in concert
In cooperation with the Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhine-Main

Staatsorchester Braunschweig
Direction: Helmut Imig

 

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Friedrichstadtpalast (Berlin)
on occasion of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival
silent film screening accompanied by orchestra

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Direction: Frank Strobel


60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

 

Metropolis (Germany 1927/2010)
Restored version

 

Murnau Foundation in cooperation with ZDF and arte

 

Restoration: Murnau Foundation, Wiesbaden
Together with: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin
In collaboration with: Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires

Edition: Martin Koerber, Frank Strobel, Anke Wilkening

Digital restoration: Arri, Munich (Scan), Alpha-Omega digital, Munich (digital retouching and correction)

Captions: TrickWILK, Berlin

 

Original score: Gottfried Huppertz
Reconstruction of score: Frank Strobel
Re-edition of score: EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC - Die Film-Philharmonie GmbH
Orchestra: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin – ein Ensemble der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH
Direction: Frank Strobel
Music production: Nina Goslar (film editorial department ZDF/ARTE), Stefan Lang (editorial department Deutschlandradio Kultur), Christian Schwalbe (head of production ZDF)

 

World sale: Transit Film GmbH, Munich

 

Producing this version furthermore assisted by:
Restoration 1988: Filmmuseum München
Restoration 2001: Murnau Foundation, Wiesbaden, Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin
Scientific version 2005: Universität der Künste, Berlin and Enno Patalas

 

As well as
Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF, Frankfurt am Main/Wiesbaden; Filmmuseum der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf; British Film Institute National Archive, London; Cinémathèque Française, Paris; Fondazione Cineteca Italiana, Mailand; George Eastman House, Rochester; Gosfilmofond, Moskau; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra; New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington - Ida and Noel Mabee Collection

 

Funded by:
Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Gemeinnützige Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhine-Main GmbH
VGF Verwertungsgesellschaft für Nutzungsrechte an Filmwerken
DEFA Foundation